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Old 03-20-2006, 6:43 PM
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Default What does DEC & HEX mean?

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When looking at the databases on RadioReference, I see three columns on the left side of some of the pages shown as: DEC HEX Discription.

I was wondering what these mean.

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They are the talkgroup numbers. Dec is decimal, Hex is Hexidecimal. Both represent the same number/talkgroup.
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DEC= Decimal. This is the one that you program into your scanner.

HEX= Hexidecimal. This is NOT for scanners, it's used in programming motorola radios.
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DEC is Decimal and HEX is Hexidecimal. What most electronics and such are programmed to understand long with BINARY. All math terms.
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Hi Hir8 and all,

Don't forget octal just to confuse them. (;->) Corpus Christi is Spanish for "body of Christ" but I have no idea what a "copus" is. Check your spelling.
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DEC is Decimal and HEX is Hexidecimal. What most electronics and such are programmed to understand long with BINARY. All math terms.

How's that?
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Hi Hir8 and all,

Don't forget octal just to confuse them. (;->) Corpus Christi is Spanish for "body of Christ" but I have no idea what a "copus" is. Check your spelling.



Seems you knew enoough to figure it out, right? Just checking on your little remark.. I'll try real hard to never make another mistake typing at the sie, ok? Please forgive me.
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Hexidecimal (correctly spelled HEXADECIMAL; even more correctly termed, Sexadecimal) - HEX:
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Hexadecimal

In mathematics and computer science, hexadecimal, or simply hex, is a numeral system with a radix or base of 16 usually written using the symbols 09 and AF or af.

For example, the decimal numeral 79 whose binary representation is 01001111 can be written as 4F in hexadecimal (4 = 0100, F = 1111).


DECIMAL - DEC:
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/decimal

Decimal notation is the writing of numbers in the base-ten numeral system, which uses various symbols for ten distinct quantities (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, called digits) to represent numbers. These digits are frequently used with a decimal point which indicates the start of a fractional part, and with one of the sign symbols + (plus) or − (minus) to indicate sign.


Discription (correctly spelled DESCRIPTION):
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/description

A description consists of an enumeration of the quantitative and qualitative parameters which define something, that is, what something looks like, sounds like, feels like. A complete description includes useful subtle differences which can be useful for distinguishing one thing from another and general characteristics commonly noticed which in popular culture define something. Rigorous description is created and used in scientific disciplines as technical terminology.


Since someone mentioned it; OCTAL:
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/octal

The octal numeral system is the base-8 number system, and uses the digits 0 to 7.


OK, maybe I am being a smarty, but these are the definitions.

KCChiefs9690 is acurate in the application to scanners/communications:
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DEC= Decimal. This is the one that you program into your scanner.
HEX= Hexidecimal. This is NOT for scanners, it's used in programming motorola radios.

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